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Place de la Bastille, Paris

Categories: Neighborhoods, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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Straddling three arrondissements of Paris, Place de la Bastille marks the site of the former Bastille prison, once a symbol of royal authority in the city. On July 14, 1789, a group of roughly 1,000 Frenchmen fed up with abuses under the monarchy stormed the medieval fortress, spurring the beginning of the French Revolution. This day is commemorated each year in Paris and the rest of France as Bastille Day. Today, the busy square bears no lasting vestige of the building, but it remains a popular site of political demonstration and protest. To see where the prison's foundations once stood, follow a row of paving stones three across between boulevard Henri IV and rue St-Antoine. If you reach the important tourist destination by metro, pay attention to the markings on the platform of Line 5, which also trace the building's former foundations. Make Place de la Bastille part of your personalized Paris itinerary using our Paris itinerary planner.
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  • Frankly, the place made no special impression. Just one of the attractions, which is part of the history. If the story you are, perhaps, the value of this space will be higher than for me.
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  • We were there in two instances: upon arriving at Marché Richard Lenoir and to embark on Canauxrama. I found the square a little careless and dirty. Several people sleeping on sidewalks. There are many shops and bars around and trade more accessible. However, leaves something to be desired compared to other major squares in Paris. Just us served as a starting point for the attractions that I cited.
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  • Currently, the central part of the square, where the July column closed construction. In addition, unattractive spectacle to your attention will be asked to evaluate the kind of very heavy traffic for more than 10-minute streets and boulevards, overlooking the square. Had a chance to walk through this place, heading to the cemetery Pere Lachaise Cemetery and later to drive here and on the machine, leaving Paris. In addition the Colonne columns important objects are the modern Opera House and the contours of the most famous and destroyed the Bastille, lined with special stones.
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